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David Dawson
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http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Slant-Clear-Acrylic-Holder/dp/B...

Just wondering if anyone had any ideas how a slanted item like this might be utilized for a PnP game.

I originally thought it would be great for something like Utopia Engine but I don't know whether you could use a dry erase on the surface of it.

If nothing else, it might be cool for displaying a neat map, or possibly for a player aid if you're trying to save table space.

Any other suggestions or ideas?
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I would think it'd be great to display a large Player Aid without taking up that much table space.

I see these things (they come in smaller sizes also) at thrift shops for 79c-$2.
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A must for a wargamer with small space to play on.
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dawson_osu wrote:
I originally thought it would be great for something like Utopia Engine but I don't know whether you could use a dry erase on the surface of it.

You could use that for Utopia Engine. In fact, I think it would make a great adventure sheet holder. Dry erase markers work on acrylic just as well as glass.
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I've contemplated using something like this to hold various Arkham Horror related things. For instance the Ancient One sheet (but that would require some way of holding Doom Tokens on the Doom Track that is printed on the AO's sheet) or for holding current conditions such as the Limit cards from Miskatonic or the current Environment.

But I never really found a satisfactory way of doing any of it
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mccrispy wrote:
I've contemplated using something like this to hold various Arkham Horror related things...
But I never really found a satisfactory way of doing any of it


You could glue some "shelves" on the outside. I just saw something like this for the Power Grid market - edit found it (PDF). You'll have to look around for a picture of the final 3-D version.

For pieces that can roll (like Arkham Horror discs, IIRC), you could have a curved (upward) shelf made of foam or posterboard. Pieces would roll toward the middle, if at all.
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Sometimes in wargames they have offboard maps which are used for hidden movement or plotting Artillery strikes etc. They must be hidden from the other player so this stand up item would be good for this mechanic.
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The Chaz wrote:
mccrispy wrote:
I've contemplated using something like this to hold various Arkham Horror related things...
But I never really found a satisfactory way of doing any of it


You could glue some "shelves" on the outside. I just saw something like this for the Power Grid market - edit found it (PDF). You'll have to look around for a picture of the final 3-D version.

For pieces that can roll (like Arkham Horror discs, IIRC), you could have a curved (upward) shelf made of foam or posterboard. Pieces would roll toward the middle, if at all.
That might work. You got me thinking.
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